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50 most incredible rock formations in the world

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 2 of 50: China,Danxia landform is formed from red sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age.

Danxia Landform (China)

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2010, locals call this place “the eye candy of Zhangye.” Also called “Rainbow Mountains”, it is in Gansu Province, in the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park. The landform was created as the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits pressed over a period of 24 million years, and further shaped by millennia of rain and wind carving paths through the rock.

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